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Latest Sightings:

Turkey in Lincoln

November 25, 2020

A turkey in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.
A turkey in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.

Harold McAleer photographed this turkey in Lincoln.

Mallards in Sudbury

November 23, 2020

A mallard at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed these mallards at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury.

Birds in Harvard

November 21, 2020

A dark-eyed junco in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A dark-eyed junco in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A song sparrow in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A song sparrow in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.

Robin Right photographed a dark-eyed junco and a song sparrow in Harvard.

Eastern Bluebird in Boxborough

November 21, 2020

An eastern bluebird in Boxborough, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
An eastern bluebird in Boxborough, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
An eastern bluebird in Boxborough, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
An eastern bluebird in Boxborough, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.

Steve Cumming used an automatically triggered wildlife camera to capture this photograph of an eastern bluebird in Boxborough.

Tufted Titmice in Wayland

November 21, 2020

Lise Boh recorded this video of tufted titmice at her feeder in Wayland.

Birds at Breakneck Hill in Southborough

November 20, 2020

A blue jay at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A blue jay at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A yellow-bellied sapsucker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A yellow-bellied sapsucker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A yellow-bellied sapsucker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A yellow-bellied sapsucker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A dark-eyed junco at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A dark-eyed junco at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A dark-eyed junco at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A dark-eyed junco at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A downy woodpecker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A downy woodpecker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern mockingbird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern mockingbird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A black-capped chickadee at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A black-capped chickadee at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house finch at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house finch at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern cardinal at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern cardinal at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern mockingbird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern mockingbird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern mockingbird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern mockingbird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-tailed hawk at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-tailed hawk at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-tailed hawk at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-tailed hawk at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-tailed hawk at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-tailed hawk at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-breasted nuthatch at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-breasted nuthatch at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A black-capped chickadee at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A black-capped chickadee at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-breasted nuthatch at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-breasted nuthatch at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-breasted nuthatch at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-breasted nuthatch at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a blue jay, a yellow-bellied sapsucker, dark-eyed juncos, a downy woodpecker, house sparrows, northern mockingbirds, black-capped chickadees, a house finch, a northern cardinal, a red-tailed hawk, and white-breasted nuthatches at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

Eastern Bluebird in Maynard

November 20, 2020

An eastern bluebird in Maynard, photographed by William Watt.
An eastern bluebird in Maynard, photographed by William Watt.

William Watt photographed this eastern bluebird in Maynard.

Mute Swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough

November 20, 2020

Mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed these mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Ruddy Ducks in Framingham

November 19, 2020

A ruddy duck at Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ruddy duck at Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ruddy duck at Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ruddy duck at Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ruddy duck at Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ruddy duck at Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed these ruddy ducks at Foss Reservoir in Framingham.

Coyote in Sudbury

November 17, 2020

A coyote in Sudbury, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Tom McGowan.
A coyote in Sudbury, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Tom McGowan.

Tom McGowan used his automatically triggered wildlife camera to photograph this coyote near his home in Sudbury.

Birds in Harvard

November 12, 2020

A blue jay in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A blue jay in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A blue jay in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A blue jay in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A red-bellied woodpecker in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A red-bellied woodpecker in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.

Robin Right photographed blue jays and a red-bellied woodpecker in Harvard.

Canada Geese in Lincoln

November 11, 2020

Canada geese on Farrar Pond in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.
Canada geese on Farrar Pond in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.

Harold McAleer photographed Canada geese on Farrar Pond in Lincoln.

Ring-billed Gull in Marlborough

November 8, 2020

A ring-billed gull with a fish at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-billed gull with a fish at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-billed gull with a fish at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-billed gull with a fish at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a ring-billed gull with a fish at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Ruddy Duck in Framingham

November 8, 2020

A ruddy duck at Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ruddy duck at Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ruddy duck at Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ruddy duck at Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a ruddy duck at Foss Reservoir in Framingham.

Woodpecker and Sparrow in Southborough

November 8, 2020

A downy woodpecker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A downy woodpecker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A downy woodpecker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A downy woodpecker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A song sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A song sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a downy woodpecker and a song sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

Red-tailed Hawk with Prey in Sudbury

November 7, 2020

A red-tailed hawk with a gray squirrel in Sudbury, photographed by Irene Gruenfeld.
A red-tailed hawk with a gray squirrel in Sudbury, photographed by Irene Gruenfeld.

Irene Gruenfeld photographed this red-tailed hawk with a gray squirrel in Sudbury.

Birds at Hager Pond in Marlborough

November 6, 2020

Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed Canada geese, mallards, mute swans, and a ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Downy Woodpecker in Southborough

November 6, 2020

A downy woodpecker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A downy woodpecker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A downy woodpecker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A downy woodpecker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A downy woodpecker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A downy woodpecker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A downy woodpecker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A downy woodpecker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A downy woodpecker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A downy woodpecker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A downy woodpecker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A downy woodpecker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a downy woodpecker excavating a tree cavity at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

Mute Swans in Lincoln

November 6, 2020

Mute swans in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.
Mute swans in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.

Harold McAleer photographed these mute swans in Lincoln.

Pine Siskin and Purple Finch in Lincoln

November 6, 2020

A pine siskin in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.
A pine siskin in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.
A purple finch in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.
A purple finch in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.
A purple finch (left) and a pine siskin in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.
A purple finch (left) and a pine siskin in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.

Ron McAdow photographed a pine siskin and a purple finch at his feeder in Lincoln.

Birds at Breakneck Hill in Southborough

November 5, 2020

A black-capped chickadee at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A black-capped chickadee at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A blue jay at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A blue jay at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A downy woodpecker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A downy woodpecker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A downy woodpecker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A downy woodpecker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A European starling at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A European starling at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern mockingbird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern mockingbird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a black-capped chickadee, a blue jay, a downy woodpecker, a European starling, and a northern mockingbird at Breakneck Hill in Southborough.

Birds at Hager Pond in Marlborough

November 5, 2020

A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a mallard, mute swans, and ring-billed gulls at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Otters in Hopkinton

November 4, 2020

Deborah Costine recorded this video of river otters at Mass Audubon's Waseeka Wildlife Sanctuary in Hopkinton.

Pileated Woodpecker in Framingham

November 3, 2020

A pileated woodpecker in Framingham, photographed by Eileen Aronson.
A pileated woodpecker in Framingham, photographed by Eileen Aronson.

Eileen Aronson photographed this pileated woodpecker in Framingham.

Ducks and Geese in Marlborough

November 2, 2020

Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese and a mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese and a mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed Canada geese and mallards at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.